Monday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
By E.J. DIONNE JR. It’s a mistake to be nostalgic for some golden age in politics when everyone was nice to each other. Such a time never existed. Still, this is a particularly rotten moment to be an elected official, and especially a member of Congress, a body whose ratings are even lower than those […]
By MICHAEL GERSON Following President Obama’s ambitious executive order on immigration — not unprecedented in subject matter but unprecedented in scope and ambition—we are left to pick through the wreckage of law and precedent. Obama’s action was a substitute for legislation—imposed precisely because legislation he favored did not pass. So what issues might have been […]
To the Editor: It’s a shame that more people don’t realize that violent crimes are committed by people and not inanimate objects. Knives, firearms, blunt objects, and motor vehicles do not commit violent acts. People commit violent acts. Until this is understood and until society and our justice system deal effectively with the people who […]
To the Editor: I have been following the Kitzhaber and Hayes episode. I notice one newspaper insists on addressing Miss Hayes as “First Lady.” During the election, she was referred to as Kitzhaber’s fiancee. In past years a fiancee was one that approaching marraige age. The wife of the president or a governor carries the […]
By MICHAEL GERSON Pope Francis’ American honeymoon is over (though the whole idea of a papal honeymoon smacks of Borgia-era excess). At first, some political conservatives complained that Francis was showing insufficient respect for distinguished Catholic theologians such as Adam Smith and Milton Friedman. But now, more thoughtful Catholic writers wonder if the pope (who […]
It’s a sad state of affairs when something like half of Oregon’s voters neither trust nor have confidence in the judgment and attention to public business of the man elected to lead Oregonians for another four years. He has managed to bring things to this current place after mismanaging most everything under his purview while imposing on Oregon a “First Lady” […]